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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An American pale ale brewed with Centennial hops and hopbacked with Cascade, it's a real refresher that has a spicy, citrus aroma and a slightly nutty malt flavor.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (541) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Light orange body with a thin white head in a HopDevil glass... bright and efficient, with sporadic tracings on the glass... sharp spruce and hops, light and clean... bubbly and smooth on the palate--a bit creamy on the tongue... swift and pleasant... a bit on the lighter side of pale ales--surprising (and refreshing) from a micro! and yet, perhaps, this is the way one should taste... a mixture of feelings: another winner from Ryan, but this ale is a step below Sierra Nevada, not to mention the other Otto’s brews I’ve sampled--but it is solid, and who doesn’t love something with Mt. Nittany in its name!?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 4, 2008
Draft @ Otto’s. Pours a bright golden-orange color; white head with solid lacing. Solid amounts of resiny oranges and passion fruit in the aroma; sweet, tree fruit (similar to the Nugget Pale Ale). Medium mouthfeel: slightly watery on the edges, but very drinkable; oranges, passion fruit (again, Nugget hops?); very pleasant, drinkable pale ale. Medium finish: oranges and a touch of sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6152) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Bomber bottle and served in standard pint glass: Clean coppery hue with a fading frothy head but left very good lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of grassy and citric hops, dusty yeast esters, caramel and biscuity malt, slight clove and pepper, and a touch soapy. The taste starts moderately bitter but is quickly balance by sweet and grainy malts. Dry and chalky finish with just a hint of hop spice, a tad short on the palate. Overall a refreshing beer but not that deep, worthy of a try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2008
pours a clear copper with full white head. full sweet citrus aroma, light front with mild citrus background, sweet finish and mild hops, not too complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrYuk (21) - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2008
After drinking nothing but stouts for the last few weeks, this one is a real nice treat! Extremely refreshing. Sweet, floral hops dominate, making this a very drinkable beer. A new favorite!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2008
deep oranage brown color whispy dense off white heaad w/ nice lace. Nice fresh citrus hop aroma starts to fade and doesn’t leave much else real light pine and caramel. Pretty basic pa aroma. Avg pal. Light flavor easy to drink very mellow sweet hop flowers followe dby some grains and maybe a hint of cardboard.. bland but unoffensive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Thanks for sharing Jason C. The beer pours to a deep filtered amber body with a thin white head. The aroma is caramel and grapefruit hops. Some oranges. The flavor is pale malts with a subtle peanut and toast with a grapefruit hop. Medium-light bodied and decently bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Amber body, light white head. Light caramelly grain alongside light grapefruit in the aroma. Not very appetizing. The flavor gets a bit better with some bitter grapefruit rind, dried orange flesh, and a dull caramelly base. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Bomber, with thanks to kramer17801 for this bonus! Pours a clear golden orange with a minimal white head, moderate lacing. Aroma is light citrus, floral, and sweet caramel. Flavor is sweeter and mild, with some citrus hops, nut and biscuit; a bit thin and watered down. Quaffable APA, but pretty unexciting. Thanks Jason!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2007
From a 22oz Bottle. Courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Thanks, Tom! Pours a mostly transparent, bronze tinged gold color with a thin head of quickly dissipating white foam. Some agitation gets a bit more fizz rising, but it’s really under carbonated. As such, the aroma isn’t as bright and lively as I’d otherwise expect, but what’s there is quite nice. Very clean and light, with gentle orange blossom citrus, a touch of biscuity malt, and lightly toasted almonds. Light bodied, under carbonated mouthfeel with some papery oxidation. This evidently didn’t bottle well. The flavors are pretty good, short of the oxidation. Gently toasted crusty bread topped with a mild orange marmalade. Develops a bit of a biscuity malt flavor mid-palate before finishing with a dry, gentle citrus smack. The palate falls apart, getting thin and papery due to the oxidation and lack of carbonation. I can imagine this being a pleasant pale ale on tap; it seems to be a clean, sessionable beer - it just didn’t bottle well.


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